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Creature — Elf Druid
Tap: For each color among permanents you control, add one mana of that color to your mana pool.
Bloom Tender Discussion
2 hours ago
I’m really surprised you aren’t running mana dorks; this is what makes green a color worth playing in EDH. Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Arbor Elf , Orcish Lumberjack and Bloom Tender all ramp harder than artifacts ever can — these should be strongly considered, and likely played. Note that Arbor Elf gets a lot better with Utopia Sprawl or Wild Growth on a forest. I advise removing Coalition Relic and/or Talisman of Conviction to make room.
If you choose to add dorks, thirty-six lands will be too many. I’d cut at least three or as many as five, depending on your preference.
Swords to Plowshares is better than Path to Exile in EDH. Ramping an opponent is very dangerous in a format where people routinely go big, and 5 or so life points don’t typically matter — especially if you aim to kill with commander damage.
It says in your description you find this deck too slow for cEDH. While the current build may be, there’re ways to slow down opponents to the point where you’re winning the long-game. Root Maze , Rule of Law , Stony Silence and Blood Moon are all powerful enchantments to slow down your opponents, though the last one does need a crafted mana base. Since you’re not playing off-color fetches or planeswalkers, Suppression Field is on the table. Gaddock Teeg is infamous among my friends for holding off pretty much every boardwipe, with the important exception of Toxic Deluge . Other hatebears (like Aven Mindcensor or Spirit of the Labyrinth ) should also be considered.
Card draw/filtering in Naya is typically pretty difficult. Faithless Looting is a card you should consider, as it makes a lot of marginal opening hands significantly better. Adding Gamble is typically an improvement for card-selection. However, GSZ+ Argothian Enchantress , which you already have, is a real good draw-engine in this deck.
This seems like a good deck to run Cataclysm . With Uril out and an enchantment on him, it’s likely to seal the game in your favor. Same goes for Armageddon / Ravages of War . Fair warning, though: All three of these cards tend to produce salt, and even if they don’t, they’re hard to play with and need practice using.
Punishing Fire with Grove of the Burnwillows is a synergy I’ve always wanted to pull off in EDH, but I don’t typically play Gruul. I recommend trying it, as it seems that it could be very powerful in the right sort of meta, though also very week in the wrong sort.
Good luck, man. I gotta go, but if you need more help I’ll take another look.
3 hours ago
Nice! Veil of Summer for sideboard, Paradise Druid over Bloom Tender i believe untapping in response to the removal trigger will protect it while making mana. Chancellor of the Tangle could be a nice fit, and at least a singleton Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . Deck shell seems super legit!
1 day ago
I mean, so with regards to self-mill Cephalid Vandal is a card I've been impressed with. Dredge creatures like Golgari Grave-Troll and Stinkweed Imp are also good to consider in addition to your Life from the Loam .
The biggest bonus of being in green is the color's access to one-mana mana dorks. Llanowar Elves , Elves of Deep Shadow , Birds of Paradise , Deathrite Shaman , Fyndhorn Elves and Elvish Mystic are all cards to consider. Simply being able to play a turn or so faster can make all the difference in the world. Similarly, Priest of Titania and Bloom Tender are great dorks, though being two mana does put them second-tier.
I've generally found that, in EDH, replacing 1-for-1s with 2-or-more-for-1s is a good idea. Force of Vigor is a new card I've been considering for my decks, and I think it's strictly better than Naturalize .
Have you considered Reanimate ? I notice that you aren't running it -- I think it's probably the best reanimation spell there is.
With the recent printings of enemy talismans, I don't think running Dimir Signet , Simic Signet and Golgari Signet is where you want to be. Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Creativity and Talisman of Resilience are less awkward to use and cost the same.
Mana Confluence and City of Brass are important sources of colored mana once you're at 3+ colors. Additionally, fetch lands are at a premium. Though the Onslaught and Zendikar fetches can cost the same as a used kidney, slow fetches ( Grasslands , Rocky Tar Pit , Bad River , Flood Plain and Mountain Valley ) work as well and are WAY easier on the wallet.
You may want to get more card-draw in your list, too. Grim Flowering and Nature's Resurgence seem powerful in a creature-heavy list based around self-mill, but classic draw spells like Painful Truths , Thirst for Knowledge , Night's Whisper , Chart a Course , Ponder , Preordain and Fact or Fiction are also really strong here. I like that you're already running Windfall -- most people forget that card for some reason; it's like, REALLY good. Brainstorm is another card to consider, but it only becomes good with a lot of shuffle effects (see the aforementioned fetch lands).
I gotta go to work. Good luck man!
6 days ago
Ok, I finally have a day off.
Diabolic Intent for another tutor.
Grateful Apparition over Thrummingbird. Proliferates off hitting walkers too.
1 week ago
Always_Freezing, thanks for the upvote and checking out the deck, I guess great minds think alike. As far as Baleful Strix , I was on the fence with it when the build was based around Muldrotha, but now with Yarok, I think it does need to find a place in the 100 despite its non-bo with Cloudstone Curio . In playtesting, I've found that the ETB draw triggers are the best option for consistency, so all of those options should be included in my opinion. I'll probably drop Arctic Merfolk to add it back.
As far as your deck, the only automatic include I would suggest is Dimir House Guard , as dropping Aluren on the board is the highest winning percentage play in the deck, and it's one of the very best ways to ensure you can get it in your hand, as it's almost impossible for your opponents to stop. Also, if you're going to rely on mana via creatures and untap triggers, you may want to consider Shaman of Forgotten Ways to go with Bloom Tender , as it has potential to go infinite even without Aluren , whereas Sylvan Caryatid and Paradise Druid can't.
Other than that, I would just say playtest the deck a bunch and see what stands out - I've found that options I thought were must includes initially ended up being quite underwhelming. Good luck and happy brewing.
1 week ago
Papaglock21 We're leaning in harder on Freed lines because another avenue outside of Scepter is objectively a good thing, and there aren't really any dead cards with it outside of Freed from the Real itself. With the dox ban, this is a fine alternative to making the deck modular by having these options available if something goes awry with plan A. Now, instead of just Bloom Tender and Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl on a Forest, we have Incubation Druid as another target for Freed and it's important to note here that both Tender and Druid are tutorable and online via Neoform .
Valaj The redundancy Eldritch Evolution has with Neoform is not super necessary here. it is objectively worse and is only really effective if we want to grab Nezahal. It doesn't turn Incubation Druid on like Neoform does and that's a very relevant feature. If we were on Razaketh, then it would be warranted, but we're not and I don't think we want to be.
2 weeks ago
(Sorry to the multiple posts, but one last thought in favor of the 2x cheaper vanillas: They are also able to get your Bloom Tender and especially Selvala, Heart of the Wilds engines running a bit faster and offer more flexible sequencing.)
3 weeks ago
40 lands is far too many in my opinion. I would start by cutting any land that doesn't produce a colored mana because that slows your chances of playing your commander with her color hungry mana cost. I would suggest adding in Birds of Paradise , Fellwar Stone , Dimir Signet , Orzhov Signet , Golgari Signet , Selesnya Signet , Azorius Signet , Simic Signet . Probably put yourself closer to 34 lands and maybe cut some of your lower impact cards that cost 4 or more. I am also always a fan of mana dorks like Llanowar Elves , Deathrite Shaman , and Bloom Tender .
Doing these things will help you get out faster and start your atraxa beats and proliferation as soon as possible.
Bloom Tender occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%